“In Flanders Fields, the poppies grow…”
- John McCrae
1. History of Remembrance
November 11 is Remembrance Day and is a day that Canada and many other countries stop and remember the sacrifices made in the name of freedom. Men and women, who chose to serve their country, courageously took a stand for their beliefs and for those they loved, knowing that it could cost their lives.
Ours and the lives of many others have been significantly impacted millions of times because of the sacrifices these men and women made. Yet, thanks to them, we can pursue our dreams and understand what it means to live our lives freely. Because of these soldiers, we have freedom of choice. No matter what, we always have a choice.
2. Moving Forward
We sometimes unconsciously choose to lose. In life, you are the soldier. Some of the battles you face are procrastination, negative self-talk, inaction, and a low level of commitment. If you lose at these small everyday battles, it becomes difficult to win the ultimate war to succeed.
Success is similar; we have to remember the importance of small tasks. Every decision that we make increases or decreases our chances of success.
3. Do Not Lose Hope
In the current climate of conflict and strife, it can be hard to imagine that there will be happiness on the other side. But there will be. Humanity will persevere just as it did back then. So it is up to you to do the same.
All of the sacrifices in wars past, were made in the name of hope and a better future. Keep that thought at the front of your mind this Remembrance Day.
Lest We Forget